Her paintings at first glance appear to be "as they simply are", reductive views of the outside world. Upon further investigation one discovers more, a unique perspective, which Toms so easily manages.Melissa Chandon
I have known Leslie for 30 years and have enjoyed watching her work grow and evolve into the current bold and colorful images for which she is known. Her tenacity and desire to constantly improve have allowed her to realize her vision and to develop a very strong signature for her work.Pat Mahony
Leslie Toms has been one of my top selling artists for over 20 years. She's a gallery favorite here. Her paintings radiate color and warmth, they are rich and juicy. Her small ones are little gems, or gumdrops as someone once called them. You just have to have one.Nancy Dodds Owner/director of Nancy Dodds Gallery, Carmel, CA
Leslie Toms is a contemporary American painter focused on landscapes, cityscapes & still life. These paintings are filled with rich colors and dramatic brushstrokes. Her work often recalls influence from Impressionistic and Fauvist traditions as well as those of her native Sacramento area. In Toms' ongoing pursuit of color and light, her subjects become more symbolic than real.John Natsoulas, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
Color and light have long characterized the works of California artist, Leslie Toms. The intense color and sunlight of the west coast, along with the influence of the Society of Six, Bay Area Figurative painters, and other contemporary northern California artists, gives her art its singular character.